Personalised Aphelion The Emergent Mataro 2017 14.4% 750ml
*2018 Young Gun Winemaker of the Year Award Winner*
Powdery tannins provide a canvas for the flavours that wash across the medium-bodied palate, and bright acidity keeps the wine fresh and vibrant.
James Halliday- 93 Points, From three individual vineyards across the region. All batches handled differently in the winery, matured in neutral French oak before blending. Combines fleshy red fruit with fresh and dried herbs (thyme, sage, lavender) and a sweet nuttiness. Good to go now but the layers of flavours are still evolving and you can see complexity will build with time. (Steven Creber), Halliday Wine Companion, 1 August, 2020
Aphelion is a straight out of the blocks, this new wine label established in 2014 by husband-and-wife Rob and Louise Mack has already gained a strong reputation for quality and value. Pedigreed winemaker Rob Mack concentrates on grape varieties that thrive in the Mediterranean climate of McLaren Vale, producing stylish Grenache as well as other regionally emerging varieties, such as Mataro and Sagrantino. They craft their wines to match the foods they love to eat - Italian, Mediterranean, and Asian. It starts with the sun and the earth. Aphelion Wine Co.'s growers are passionate about producing premium, hand tended grapes from only the most select, unique parcels of land.
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